Befriending Volunteers Urgently Needed
Do you have 1-2 hours to spare per week? The Good Morning Service
Donegal's Befriending Scheme urgently requires volunteers for all
areas of Inishowen. The Befriending Service matches volunteers with
people over 60 years of age who feel isolated, lonely or are
housebound for whatever reason.
The volunteer provides companionship, support and a 'friendly face'
within a structured befriending framework. Our specific Dementia
Befriending Service has the additional aim of giving carers a
little time out. Garda Vetting will apply and full volunteer
training will be provided. For more information contact 074 93 21598
or email email@example.com
TUS Scheme Positions Available
The Good Morning Service also have a few places on the TUS scheme to
fill, the positions are Admin Assistants and Befrienders. We are
looking for Men and Women who have an interest in supporting Older
People in the Inishowen area. You must be receiving Job seekers
Benefit/Allowance for 12 months to qualify. For more information
contact 074 93 21598.
Inishowen Disability Community Action (IDCA) is an organisation
based in Carndonagh that provides a mini bus service for people with
disabilities in Inishowen. Users must be members and Annual
Membership is €5.00. Forms can be requested via email or telephone.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Tel: 083 809 1435.
Would you like to 'communicate online' with friends & family by
St. Patrick's Day? Easy & Free classes in basic internet use are
being offered by a local communications graduate. "I am keen to make
it a fun weekly social in February, during which you will learn to
'get online' - have an email address, find information, share
photos, make video calls and stay safe online." says Kathleen O'Hara Farren, facilitator for the national programme Digital Skills for
Citizens (incl. ICA, IFA, ICOS, IFJ). Call Kathleen on 074 93 81000. Free classes now in Carndonagh, Greencastle/Moville
and elsewhere if
Volunteers are urgently needed for Lifeline (Inishowen) Domestic
Violence Service. Are you interested in becoming part of a team in
supporting families in Inishowen? For further information please
call 074 93 73337 from 10am to 1.30pm Monday - Friday or email
Colgan Community and Resource Centre: The committee of the Colgan
Hall are looking for new members. This committee has worked
tirelessly to make the hall the great community centre it has
become. We have a lot done but a lot still to do. Come along to the
hall and join our committee and be a part of great things to come.
Children in Crossfire: Advent boxes will be available at the doors
of the chapel from next weekend. Funds raised will provide vital
health care and nutrition to some of the world’s most vulnerable
children in Tanzania and Ethiopia.
IDP Computer Courses
Inishowen Development Partnership is offering the following courses,
subject to demand, in both Buncrana & Carndonagh.
Please call Katie at 074 93 62218 for more info or visit
Serenity House is offering a free counselling service every Friday
in Moville. Referrals from HSE, G.P. and others. For further
information telephone 0864515729.
Are you aged 65 or over? Then why not avail of our Free Internet
Training which can be provided in a variety of settings such as your
own home, libraries, day centres or community facilities. You will
be taught how to make use of the web, send email, Skype, banking
online, etc. For more information or to book a place contact Sinead
at Inishowen Development Partnership on 9362218.
Saddlerock Cycling Club meets on Sunday mornings 10 am, Tuesday
and Friday evenings at 7.30pm at Tul na Ri, Car Park, Carndonagh.
All levels of cyclists welcome. Great exercise and good banter.
Contact Brendan on 086 6031230 or Oliver on 087 6672896.
Volunteer Car Scheme
Do you find it difficult to access affordable transport to attend
Do you find it difficult to travel on or access public transport?
Are you over 65 years of age?
If you would like to avail of the scheme or would like to learn more
about the scheme please contact Noreen Murphy on 074 93 22291 or
Cormac Skinnader or 087 9861606 at Inishowen Development
Partnership, St Mary’s Road, Buncrana.
The cancer support and social club meet in Milltown House
Carndonagh at 7.30 on the second Monday of every month. The group is
a friendly group and welcomes anyone who has been affected by a
cancer diagnosis, patient, carer, family member or friend. It is a
tough journey for everyone and sometimes sharing with others can
For further information contact Deirdre on 087 7634596 or Margaret
on 0863445066 any time.
The Friendly Face Befriending Scheme is aimed at further
reducing the social isolation of people over the age of 60yrs in the
Inishowen community through the matching of a volunteer befriender
with an individual who may feel socially isolated or vulnerable.
Volunteers will participate in comprehensive training and have Garda
Clearance before they are matched with a befriendee.
We are urgently seeking volunteers from all over Inishowen so if you
have a few hours to spare each week we would be very happy to hear
If you are interested in either using the service or becoming a
Volunteer Befriender or just require more information contact Liam
Hargan, Project Organiser on 07493 21598 or email:
Ceolan school of music is a newly established community
initiative for teaching music to children aged 6-18 years.
Our main focus is traditional Irish music. Tuition will be offered
in 1) whistle 2) fiddle 3) button accordion 4) piano accordion 5)
traditional singing. Tuition will also be available in other
instruments depending on demand: harp/ flute/ pipes /banjo /mandolin
/bouzouki /traditional piano accompaniment / introductory classical
violin / music theory.
Fees- €10 to enrol in the music school for the year. This covers
operational costs and provision of all teaching materials. Each
weekly lesson is €6/hour. Pupils will be divided into classes
depending on ability. Class numbers will be limited.
Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings in Moville Community
College. We have a limited stock of
fiddles that can be loaned out for a small fee. For further
information and to enrol: please contact Clodagh Warnock / Roisin Mc
Grory on 086 1522322.